Welsh dragon weathervane installed on a square ridge tile

Welsh dragon weathervane installed on a square ridge tileClick the image to enlarge
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  • Description

    This steel Welsh dragon weathervane looks fantastic when all installed on the roof. Steel in construction, this weathervanes distinctive and eye catching look couple with a square finial capping will be the icing on the cake when you install it on your roof.

    The weathervane is fully operational, allowing the Welsh dragon to rotate gracefully in response to the wind. Your roof will have more personality and charm and is great for any patriotic Welsh man or Welsh lady. The standard terracotta colour of the square ridge tile fitting is just one of many possible colours and finishes.

    This weathervane stands 31.5 inches (80 cm) tall, has a square ridge base measuring 12 inches (30 cm) by 12 inches (30 cm), and is 11 inches (28 cm) tall.

    The ridge tile can be easily installed with mortar without compromising the roof's watertight seal, this method guarantees a dependable and simple installation process. The metal strap that comes with the weathervane can also be used as a mechanical fitting. This flexible strap can be uncoiled and cut to size before being securely fastened to the roof via screws, nails, or any other method. When the metal strap is in place, it can be hidden from sight beneath the ridge base's traditional mortar bed. Having this extra feature ensures everything goes smoothly during the installation.

    Customers can mount these Welsh dragon ridge weathervanes on square to double hip to pyramid to tower to flat. These weather vanes are so adaptable that they can even serve as garden ornaments. They're a great way to make your roof or garden the focus of attention while also adding intricate detail and visual interest.

  • How to fit and install

    There are several ways to install roof finials, as outlined below:

    Traditional mortar bedding:

    Roof finials can be installed following the same method used for ridge tiles, utilising standard mortar bedding. In cases where the finial is tall or heavy, or if enhanced stability is desired, an additional mechanical fix method can be employed alongside the mortar bed installation.

    Mechanical fixing strap and mortar bedding:

    For this type of install, a galvanized metal strap is included, discreetly fastened to the underside of the finial ridge base during manufacturing. This durable and flexible metal strap can be adjusted in length by cutting it down to size. Featuring a series of holes, the strap can be screwed, nailed, or embedded in mortar to anchor it to a section of the roof structure. After securing the metal strap, installers can conceal it from sight by applying traditional mortar bed. The mortar used to join the finial with adjacent ridge tiles effectively conceals the strap, resulting in a seamless and neat appearance.

    Dry fixing:

    Another approach to affixing finials to the roof involves the dry fixing method. This technique involves using a specific manufacturer's dry fixing system, typically incorporating brackets or alternative mechanical fasteners to attach ridge tiles and finials to the roof without the use of mortar. If you are considering a dry fix ridge system, please get in touch with us to determine if this finial design can be adapted to be compatible with your chosen system.

  • Delivery

    APC Courier tracked and signed for delivery to England and Wales UK Mainland is included in the price for all products

    Delivery days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Sometimes if the delivery is local to our Workshop we may also opt to deliver using our own transport

    When the order is ready we contact each customer to arrange a convenient delivery day

    Other areas

    The delivery rate will be calculated during the checkout process for other parts of the UK (Please note that we cannot offer shipping to the EU or internationally)

    Lead time

    Please see the main message in the notification area on the website for an up to date guide on lead time

    We make all products to order so there is a lead time associated for manufacturing, curing time and delivery. If you order multiples of the same product, need colour matched or special order items please allow extra lead time. If there are extreme weather events or other circumstances beyond our control this may affect the lead time

  • Product Performance & Quality

    The ridge tile is British Kitemarked, which is a certified industry standard for quality. All products are made in accordance with British Standard versions (BS EN 490: 2004 and BS EN 491: 2004). The ridge fitting is made from a concrete based mix reinforced with small fiberglass strands and additives, with several top coats applied to give its final appearance. The colour of the finial runs all the way through the piece resulting in a strong and long lasting product